Search anything and hit enter
  • Teams
  • Members
  • Projects
  • Events
  • Calls
  • Jobs
  • publications
  • Software
  • Tools
  • Network
  • Equipment

A little guide for advanced search:

  • Tip 1. You can use quotes "" to search for an exact expression.
    Example: "cell division"
  • Tip 2. You can use + symbol to restrict results containing all words.
    Example: +cell +stem
  • Tip 3. You can use + and - symbols to force inclusion or exclusion of specific words.
    Example: +cell -stem
e.g. searching for members in projects tagged cancer
Search for
Count
IN
OUT
Content 1
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Content 2
  • member
  • team
  • department
  • center
  • program_project
  • nrc
  • whocc
  • project
  • software
  • tool
  • patent
  • Administrative Staff
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Full Professor
  • Graduate Student
  • Lab assistant
  • Non-permanent Researcher
  • Permanent Researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Student
  • Physician
  • Post-doc
  • Project Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Engineer
  • Retired scientist
  • Technician
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Veterinary
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Deputy Director of Center
  • Deputy Director of Department
  • Deputy Director of National Reference Center
  • Deputy Head of Facility
  • Director of Center
  • Director of Department
  • Director of Institute
  • Director of National Reference Center
  • Group Leader
  • Head of Facility
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Structure
  • Honorary President of the Departement
  • Labex Coordinator
Search
Go back
Scroll to top
Share
© Artur Scherf
Scanning Electron Microscopy of Red Blood Cell infected by Plasmodium falciparum.
Publication : Cellular signalling

Dissociation of cGMP accumulation and relaxation in myometrial smooth muscle: effects of S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine and 3-morpholinosyndonimine

Scientific Fields
Diseases
Organisms
Applications
Technique

Published in Cellular signalling - 01 Aug 2003

Tichenor SD, Malmquist NA, Buxton IL

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 12781869

Cell. Signal. 2003 Aug;15(8):763-72

In guinea pig, primate and man, nitric oxide (NO)-induced regulation of myometrial smooth muscle contraction is distinct from other smooth muscles because cyclic guanosine 3′,5′-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP) accumulation is neither necessary nor sufficient to relax the tissue. To further our understanding of the mechanism of action of NO in myometrium, we employed the NO donors, S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP), and 3-morpholinosyndonimine (SIN-1) proposed to relax airway smooth muscle by disparate mechanisms involving elevation in intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)](i)) or cGMP accumulation, respectively. Treatment of guinea pig myometrial smooth muscle with either NO donor at concentrations thought to produce maximal relaxation of smooth muscles resulted in significant elevations in cGMP that were accompanied by phosphorylation of the cGMP-dependent protein kinase substrate vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP), shown here for the first time to be present and phosphorylated in myometrium. Stimulation of myometrial strips with oxytocin (OT, 1 microM) produced an immediate increase in contractile force that persisted in the continued presence of the agonist. Addition of SNAP (100 microM) in the presence of OT relaxed the tissue completely as might be expected of an NO donor. SIN-1 failed to relax the myometrium at any concentration tested up to 300 microM. In Fura-2 loaded myometrial cells prepared from guinea pig, addition of SNAP (100 microM) in the absence of other agonists caused a significant, reproducible elevation of intracellular calcium while SIN-1 employed under the same conditions did not. Our data further support the notion that NO action in myometrium is distinct from that in other smooth muscles and underscores the possibility that discrete regional changes in [Ca(2+)](i), rather than cGMP, signal NO-induced relaxation of the muscle.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12781869